50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Falesia Beach 4.00 @ 8/1
Mimoset 5.30 @ 3/1
Northern Bound 3.42 @ 9/1
Selected Sedgefield – soft ground on this undulating and sharp track
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.50 Castel Gandolfo holds his form very well despite now being on a tough enough mark . Ground very much in his favour and will run his usual honest race .
1/4pt win Castel Gandolfo @ 11/2
1.55 Huelgoat has been mopping up in some small field and lower grade handicaps, but has been doing it well , and understandable he’s a warm order today but the front running Whydah Gally is on fair mark going handicap chasing and looks overpriced for his chance .
1/4pt win Whydah Gally @ 8/1
3.05 Geordie Des Champs has put together a fine series of efforts of late at around this trip , mark and ground . Another good run likely , and this does have a winnable look to it.
1/4pt ew Geordie Des Champs @ 8/1
3.42 The drop in trip is unlikely to be of help to : Striking A Pose , Dhowin or the progressive Java point while Barton Knoll needs his first race back and is on a stiff enough mark anyway . Le Chameleon and Northern Bound fought out the finish at Warwick recently , and despite both having been nudged up the ratings, hard to get away from their chances , and the tip looks very overpriced for his chance and has a terrific win record , 8 from 27 .
1/2pt win Northern Bound @ 9/1
Selected Ludlow – good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.40 The odds on fav is recent Exeter winner Braveheart , who won with plenty in hand , and this youngster could well be up to the 8 pound hit, but maybe not today as he drops in trip and switches to a speed track . The front running Presuming Ed will have learned plenty from his recent first try over fences at the stiff jumping track of Kempton ,and has been dropped an eye-catching 4 pounds . This C&D will suit and could take some catching .
1/4pt win Presuming Ed @ 11/2
4.19 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
2.25 I was with Made Of lir last time out at Kempton after her smart win over C&D off just a 3 pound lower mark , and was again given a prominent ride , but weakened close home , finishing alongside Mister X and Sassy Redhead , in 4th. She’s well drawn to attack early again and despite there being some others in the field who like to get busy early , their wide draws make it unlikely they’ll be pushing the pace along . Tip looks a lively outsider . There are a number of unexposed types trying a handicap for the first time, and no surprise if Albert Cee, Canadian Fire and Chalk Mountain all show up well .
1/4pt ew Made Of Lir @ 12/1
4,00 Not much early pace around which increases the chance of the prominent racing and consistent Falesia Beach , never worse than 5th in 12 tries this year , and beaten just a length here last time off this mark , and if securing the lead , could be hard to catch down in trip .
1/2pt ew Falesia Beach @ 8/1
5.00 The Short priced fav is recent Kempton winner Starjik , but it was only a claimer and preference has to be for the 4 timer seeking Admirable Lad , just 2 pounds higher than last time , and previously this late player was an easy winner over C&D . A good pace is assured , which will help of course and the wide draw no real issue as he’s a late player . The only concern is that he’s had a longer break than usual , but with this looking so winnable , has to be the pick .
1/2pt win Admirable Lad @ 5/1
5.30 The lightly raced Mimoset comes here on the back of a strong finishing close 3rd at Chepstow on easy ground behind a couple of very reliable yardsticks . She is proven on the surface and first time in a 0 -55 , looks ready to run down modest rivals late on .
1/2pt win Mimoset @ 3/1
Chelmsford City placepot